Germany Vs Sweden World Cup Picks – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
Group F’s second round of games gets started on Saturday at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. Die Mannschaft shocked much of the world by losing 1-0 to Mexico in the first defense of their World Cup title. Sweden got off to an excellent start defeating South Korea by a score of 1-0. Sweden is in a good position to get out of the group with a victory against Germany. For the Germans, this is a must-win game. If they were to suffer a defeat in this match – that would end their World Cup. These teams have met 22 times in the World Cup, and Germany has edged the Swedes with ten wins in those contests. My 2018 World Cup pick for June 23th is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 50%
Germany Vs Sweden – Recent Form & Injury
As reigning World Cup Champions, it would be hard to say Germany is in poor form, but the reality is that they haven’t been that great lately. They have won just one of their last six matches. Pre-tournament friendlies included a loss to Austria, a narrow win against Saudi Arabia, and then, of course, their 1-0 defeat against Mexico. Joachim Low will have his whole squad available to him with no injuries and suspensions. We may see some changes to the starting XI after their loss to Mexico.
Sweden has also not played well as of late. Like Germany, they have only a single win in their last 6 matches. They did put on an excellent defensive performance against S. Korea, but their only goal came from a penalty kick.
Germany -1 (-117) Vs Sweden +1 (-103) Total: 2
The Germans were as high as -300 to win the game outright, but after their loss to Mexico, that number has dropped. They’re around -200 to win outright at most online sportsbooks now. The Swedes are +657. The vast majority of bets have come in on Germany. A draw sits at +350. The Germans are -1 (-117) versus Sweden’s +1(-103). It’s easy to be down on the Germans after what we saw in the first game. Their defense did not look good, but maybe part of this is people underrating Mexico. As mentioned above, both of these teams are not in good form, but it’s clear that the Germans have the edge when it comes to talent and coaching.
Sweden’s attack isn’t as potent as Mexico’s and I doubt the Germans will get beaten up the field like they did in the last game. The German offense also turned it on late in the game against Mexico and were unfortunate not to tie the game. I don’t like laying -200 on Germany for them to win outright, but it’s not a terrible bet. I’d much rather take them -1 and lay the -117 in a game that they could easily win 2-0.